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Microchip Your Pet!

 

Pet microchipping is a simple and easy procedure. The veterinarian injects a microchip (about the size of a grain of rice) beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine vaccination, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required. No incision is made.

A microchip is permanent pet identification. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique cat or dog identification code to positively identify the pet.

Here at Lakewood Animal Hospital, we use and recommend HomeAgain brand microchips.  HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond™ patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat identification code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.

 

 

 

 

How Pet ID Chips Work

Watch a veterinarian perform
the simple and easy microchip placement.